- NCAA Regional qualifier
- Three-time All-Big 12
Indoor: Posted four NCAA provisional qualifying marks in the shot put throughout the season and earned All-Big 12 honors after a fourth-place nod at the Big 12 Championships ... Posted a season-best mark of 18.20m (59-8 ½) at the meet en-route to his fourth-place nod at the Big 12 Championships ... Posted an NCAA provisional mark of 18.16m (59-7) at the Collegiate Challenge, claiming the event title ... Did the same at the Adidas Classic when he tossed a then season-best mark of 18.00m (59-0 ¾) and hit his other provisional mark at the Bill Bergan Invitational where he threw 17.81m (58-5 ¼) ... Claimed the shot put event title at the Missouri Invitational as well, throwing 17.61m (57-9 ½) ... Also competed in the weight throw during the season, turning in a season-best toss of 18.41m (60-5) en-route to claiming the MU-KU Border Dual title in the event ... That mark was a season-best by any Tiger during the season in the weight throw.
Indoor: Placed fifth in the Big 12 shot put with a toss of 17.25m (56-7 ½) ... Added a 13th-place nod in the weight throw at the Big 12 Indoor Championships to his ledger with a toss of 16.58m (54-4 ¾) ... Set a personal-best in the weight throw at the Missouri Invitational with a toss of 17.08m (56-0 ½) ... Hit his season-best mark in the shot put after tossing 17.27m (56-8) at the Collegiate Challenge. Outdoor: Placed fourth in the Big 12 shot put with a toss of 17.64m (57-10 ½) at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships, a personal-best ... Set another personal-best at that meet in the discus after turning in a discus throw of 49.97m (163-11), finishing 11th in the Big 12 ... Tossed a personal-best mark of 53.53m (157-7) in the hammer throw at the Tom Botts Invitational and finished 13th in the event at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships.
Outdoor: NCAA Regional qualifier with the shot ... earned All-Big 12 honors for the second-straight year with the shot, placing eighth with a 54-10 (16.71m) mark ... earned ticket to the postseason after throwing outdoor personal-best 57-1 (17.40m) at the Arkansas Twilight ... placed 12th and 13th, respectively, with the discus and hammer ... marked PRs of 152-8 (46.55m) with the discus and 175-1 (53.37m) with the hammer at the Tom Botts Invitational ... winner of the Missouri Relays hammer throw. Indoor: Placed ninth at the Big 12 Indoor Championships with the shot, 53-2¼ (16.21m) ... marked personal best with the shot at the UCM Classic with a put of 57-5 (17.50m) ... placed second at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup with the shot.
Outdoor: Earned All-Big 12 honors with the shot, placing eighth in the conference meet with a 53-3¾ throw (16.25m) ... tallied career best with the shot with a 54-7¾ (16.66m) throw at the Missouri Relays ... recorded career best of 173-5 (52.87m) with the hammer at the Butler Twilight. Indoor: Notched season's best with the shot at the Iowa State Classic with a 53-8 (16.36m) mark ... placed 12th with the shot at the Big 12 Indoor meet, 17th with the weight ... landed season's best with the weight at the conference meet with a 49-9 (15.17m) toss.
Track & Field News and USA Today High School All-American ... four-time MSHSAA Class 2 Champion, winning twice with the shot put (2005, 2006) and twice with the discus (2005, 2006) ... holds both shot put and discus MSHSAA Class 2 Records ... Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year (2006) ... also was a two-time All-Conference and All-District player in basketball ... high school PRs - SP, 66-2; DISC - 177-11 ... high school coach - John Fortney.
Son of Bill & Tammy Oaker ... majoring in hotel and restaurant management ... was on the Steelville High School's Honor Roll all four years ... member of the National Honor Society ... really likes to cook, writes that he would like to have his own "restaurant/hotel/casino" in Las Vegas one day ... loves to plays guitar ... born July 24, 1987 in Rolla, Mo.
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